Wow so much to comment on, I'll take two things. First, please tell me the sports Direct TV has that DISH does not, and the sports DISH has that Direct TV does not. There is no huge difference either way. Direct TV has the NFL package but for the most part you pay extra for that, it isn't free, in fact partly why Direct TV generally costs more even if you don't get that package. As it happens DISH has college sports Direct TV does not. Second, a $10 savings a month, $120 a year is a decent savings. I don't know what you expect. but it's apparently unrealistic. In the equation is equipment. If DISH didn't invest money (BIG money) into equipment technology maybe there would be even a bigger savings. Even their older receivers are better than what many Cable operators are still using. And third (ok I lied, three things) DISH made an informed decision that Charlie actually explained at the time concerning the NY RSN's. They are the most costly, and looking at their subscriber count there, and knowing generally how many would drop DISH with no RSN's there, how many would stay, and how many they probably won't get no matter what , it was better financially to simply not carry them. And by the way, Direct TV does not carry every RSN.